Exiles want US-Cuba expansion.
A 14-page proposal from the Cuban American National Foundation The Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to overthrowing the Cuban government of Fidel Castro and a non-violent transition to a pluralistic, market-based democracy in Cuba. , lays out what it calls "a break from the past" that would "chart a new direction for U.S.-Cuba policy." It amounts to the most significant rejection of an approach that it helped shape and limited contact with the island;
The foundation will probably face opposition from Florida's four Cuban-American Republican members of Congress--Sen. Mel Martinez
Melquíades Rafael "Mel" Martínez and Reps. Mario and Lincoln Diaz-Balart Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart (born August 13 1954), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing Florida's At-large congressional district (map). , and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (also known as Ileana Ros; born July 15 1952) is a Republican United States Representative for Florida's At-large congressional district (map), having held that office since 1989. , who oppose engagement with Cuba unless Havana meets strict conditions. Mr. Hernandez, however, said the foundation would not be intimidated by the old guard to which it once belonged.